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Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon in posters of Panipat | Facebook

Panipat was a bloody military debacle for Marathas. Will patriotism-high India see the film?

Panipat, releasing 6 December, the day Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya, is about battle that Amit Shah said ‘paved way for foreigners to enter India’.
Actor Sanjay Dutt as Durrani empire ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali. | Photo: Ashutosh Gowariker/Twitter

Panipat film raises alarm in Afghanistan over Abdali portrayal, embassy writes to MEA

Afghan embassy seeks meeting with I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar over fears of misrepresentation of emperor Ahmad Shah Abdali in Ashutosh Gowarikar's film Panipat.

On Camera

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.